Coronavirus Updates


The following organizations have announced changes, postponements, or cancellations in connection with the threat of the Coronavirus. Check this space for updates. This space is being provided free as a public service to our readers. Please support local journalism by subscribing to the Archbold Buckeye at archboldbuckeye.com. National Alliance on Mental Illness, Four County chapter: Support groups cancelled; April 7 […]

Can You Help Make Face Masks?


From Mari Yoder, Director of Development at Fairlawn Retirement Community: As you have heard, there is shortage of face masks for health care workers throughout the US and the World. Fairlawn is asking for your help. Could you help Fairlawn or other health care facilities by using your cotton material to make masks? Whatever you make can be dropped off […]

Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio will take steps to cut expenditures in state government.  “Commercial activity is slowing down across Ohio, and as a result, state revenues will also go down dramatically. It is important, as Governor, that I take action now,” said Governor DeWine. “The earlier we start slowing down the spending, the more impact it […]

Ohio Issues “Stay at Home” Order; New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children


Official Press Release from Gov. DeWine: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, today announced that Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order. The order will go into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April […]

No Emergency Declaration After Saturday Council Meeting


Brad Grime, Archbold, mayor, and members of Archbold Village Council opted not to declare an emergency in a special emergency council meeting held Saturday morning, March 21. Grime said the village is already under emergency declarations, from both the State of Ohio and Fulton County in response to the threat of the Coronavirus. Other area communities have declared emergency status. […]

Jack C. Graf

Jack C. Graf died on March 18, 2020, after a long battle with kidney failure.  He was 72. Born on Dec. 10, 1947, Jack was the son of the late John J. and Marthella (Rupp) Graf. Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Molly (Tredway); daughters, Jacqueline (Tim) Rice of Wauseon, Jill (Shawn) Feltenberger of York, Pa., and […]

Stay-At-Home Order Issued For Ohioans


A stay-at-home order for all Ohioans has been issued by Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director, effective at 11:59 pm, Monday, March 23 though April 6. Essential businesses are allowed to stay open. More info at coronavirus.ohio.gov; however, the site is extremely slow due to heavy traffic. – Posted 3.23, 3:30 pm

Outbreak of Scams Related to Coronavirus


Fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic could give rise to an outbreak of scams, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warns. “COVID-19 is not the only thing we have to protect ourselves against,” Yost said. “Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty. Ohioans need to inoculate themselves against an outbreak of scams with knowledge and good practices.” Yost encourages […]

Staying Safe and Informed During the Coronavirus Pandemic


For the latest updates on COVID-19 from the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, as well as prevention information and resources, visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov or call the Department of Health’s hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Follow on social media @OHdeptofhealth and @GovMikeDeWine. For UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS for affected workers, visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohio/Coronavirus. Ohioans can apply for unemployment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It’s also possible to file by phone […]

Governor Orders New Closings, Wednesday, March 18


Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, issued more orders for selected governmental agencies and businesses to close today, Wednesday, March 18. “This is a crisis you’ve never seen in your life,” he said. “If you have symptoms, act like you have it. Stay isolated at home.” DeWine ordered 181 branches of Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices to close at the end of […]